Thursday , December 12 2019

16 Rare And Most Expensive Gemstones Discovered Around The World

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Much like how diamonds are a woman’s best friend, many other minerals in this world have a lot to offer, and cost a whole heck of a lot to purchase! But my goodness, are these jewels stunning. Some gemstones and minerals are beautiful rarities that make the world sparkle, and wallets much lighter! These 16 rocks are the rarest in the world, and can only be purchased at prices starting at $2,000 and hitting as high as 6 figures!

1. Jeremejevite – $2,000

16 Rare And Most Expensive Gemstones Discovered Around The World

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(By Rob Lavinsky, Wikimedia Commons)

This stunning gem was first found in 1883, on Mt. Soktui, Siberia.

It is a rare mineral, comprising of aluminum borate with smatterings of hydroxide and fluoride ions, making its chemical formula Al₆B₅O₁₅(F, OH).

Crystals of jeremejevite are used in treating grief and are believed to help in decision making. This incredible gem costs approximately $2,000 per carat. This stunning rock and many others are proof that minerals can be just as stunning as gemstones!

2. Fire Opal – $2,300

16 Rare And Most Expensive Gemstones Discovered Around The World (By Rob Lavinsky, Wikimedia Commons)

This beautiful gemstone is a native of Ethiopia, which has been been a steady producer of this lovely fiery colored opalescent stone for the past 10 years. The chemical formula of this rarity is SiO2 & H2O, which is a combination of silicon dioxide (also known as silica, an element often found in sand and quartz) and water.

Fire opal is a healing crystal, believed to help with balancing erratic brain function, treating circulatory disorders, and even problems with kidney and liver function, only for the meager price of $2,300 per carat.

3. Poudretteite – $3,000

16 Rare And Most Expensive Gemstones Discovered Around The World (By Rob Lavinsky, Wikimedia Commons)

Discovered first in the 1960s in Mont St. Hilaire, of Quebec, Canada, this rare mineral was named after the family in Mont St. Hilaire, that operated the quarry in which this mineral was originally found. The astounding chemical formula for this mineral is KNa2B3Si12O30, which, in words, is Potassium Sodium Boron Silicate.

This brittle mineral has a few lesser known uses and is most well known for its beauty. It is available for purchase at only $3,000 per carat.

4. Demantoid Garnet – $3,300

16 Rare And Most Expensive Gemstones Discovered Around The World (By Rob Lavinsky, Wikimedia Commons)

Demantoid itself was discovered in Russia in the early 1800s, and in 1854, was identified as a variety of andradite garnet by mineralogist Nils Gustaf Nordenskiöld. This stunning green gem is an iron calcium silicate bearing the chemical formula Ca3Fe2(SiO4)3.

Demantoid Garnet is used to treat a number of respiratory illnesses, immune system issues, blocked arteries and finally eyesight. At $3,300 per carat, this gem costs quite a bit.



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